wap54 as repeater

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by studioblabla, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. studioblabla

    studioblabla Addicted to LI Member

    wap54 as repeater (wds ddwrt)

    Hey All,

    I'm using a linksys WRT54GL with coovaAP with very good success!

    Now I want to repeat the wireless signal to extend the range.
    I bought a couple of linksys WAP54G's.

    Can I use the standard repeat function with the mac address of the covaAP? IP settings? (Here I get a problem not getting an ip from the covaa-dhcp I think)

    Or should I flash the WAP's in order to have WDS? Which firmware? And can somebody explane it a bit more the WDS settings?

    many thanks,

  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  3. studioblabla

    studioblabla Addicted to LI Member

  4. studioblabla

    studioblabla Addicted to LI Member

    Now I flashed de wap54 with dd-wrt.
    Now I have the WDS settings, although I can't get it to work with the WDS setting from the coova site. http://www.coova.org/wiki/index.php/CoovaAP/WDS

    Anyone had succes in setting up WDS?
    can you please check the settings from coova?

    many thanks!

  5. studioblabla

    studioblabla Addicted to LI Member

    The setup is now working!

    1 wrt54GL with the coovaAp
    4 wap's with DDWRT and WDS

    Be careful:
    you have to change the macadress (ddwrt puts a standard) on the AP's

    WDS: Watch out for loops is 1 <-> 1 idea (there if a post on multiple wds setup, I think is multiple WDS nightmare)
    so don't put all the mac adresses in the linksys!!!

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